How Christian Worship (not Consumerist Worship) Forms a Missional Community

Thursday, 05 Jul 2007

What we do in worship and in educational processes is not to add bits of information to the piles of data people obtain elsewhere; instead, rich worship will convey the framework of faith in which everything is to be understood.
"You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last…."John 15:16. What would happen if everyone in our pews for worship on Sunday morning departed afterward with a deep understanding of all that Jesus meant by the sentences above? For that to happen, our worship would have to be remarkably filled with the sense that we did not choose to come, but that God is the Subject who has invited us here. Immersed in the wonder that God has chosen us ...

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